The spiritual practice of Shamanism is an ancient and beautiful practice that will enhance any life, regardless of the outer circumstances. Shamanism is practiced worldwide, and has withstood the test of time, being the oldest spiritual practice known to humankind.
There are basic Shamanic principles that apply across the globe, and understanding how to apply them in a modern-day life can empower one to create positive change.
We are all intricate parts of a whole, the Web of Life. By improving my own life experience, I improve the experience of All of Life. I am being the change!
Think of the inside of a watch. There are gears and springs of different sizes and shapes, but all are required for the watch to function as designed.
You, too, are essential to the whole.
When you are in alignment with your natural design, happy and joyful, it affects all of creation.
Often one can feel blocked, disconnected, or wanting to create change and not know how to do so. This makes creating positive impacts seem daunting and impossible. I am happy to share with you that it can be quite simple!
Understanding these 3 principles and implementing these simple practices in your day can spark your innate spiritual guidance and direction, allowing you to feel empowered and supported in creating a life filled with joy, thereby projecting joy into the whole Web of Life!
1. Maintaining your Personal Power
Once I have done the work to restore my Personal Power, it becomes my responsibility to maintain this power. This means making my Self and Self care a priority.
One place to start is a morning ritual immediately upon awakening, before the feet hit the floor. Our sleep time is our restoration time. It is a time that the body and mind are reset and restored. It is as important as food and water.
However, if upon awakening I pick up yesterday's stories with the same thoughts and to-do lists, or I immediately pick up the phone and check notifications, it can feel as if the sleep time was not effective.
This sets the tone for the whole day, and affects how I show up for the day.
By deliberately and intentionally calling on my Personal Power upon awakening, I am taking a moment to bring awareness to the new day and the new possibilities it holds. I am separating the segments of the previous day, sleep time, and this new beginning.
By using your focus in this way, you are interrupting the loop of thought patterns that you may be accustomed to waking up to, changing the whole tone of your day. Most importantly, you are supporting your connection with Universal Intelligence that supports all things, guiding you and supporting you in all your affairs.
2. Connecting with Nature
There is a difference between being in nature and being WITH nature. If I pay attention, Mother Nature is always offering me teachings and guidance on any issues I may be facing.
Make a commitment to going outdoors at least once a day, even if it’s only on the porch, or taking a moment before getting in your automobile. Take 3 deep breaths, being mindful of the exchange between you and any trees nearby. Notice any Winged Ones that visit, and focus on their characteristics. Take a moment to be aware of what you hear, what you smell, what you feel, and what you see.
This doesn't have to be a long visit, but I invite you to take as much time as you can! Walk around the perimeter of your home, and notice things you’ve never noticed before, or notice how they change with each passing day.
Do this multiple times a day to restore creativity, energy, and connection, as well as support healing in your physical well-being. For maximum results, remove your shoes, or place the palms of your hands on the earth.
3. End the Day with Thanks
Turning off all devices and writing down events of the day that you are thankful for is a nice way to set the tone for a restful and restorative night’s sleep. It again shifts the focus from the day’s worries or challenges, and restores an awareness of the magic that is all around you, and that you are a part of, not apart from! Just being aware of the beauty in your life will amplify more beautiful things around you and within you!
Even if you don’t go to sleep immediately after, this is a powerful practice to create momentum of gratitude. Everything changes with gratitude.
Applying these simple practices allows you to experience the principle of all things being connected, rather than it just being a concept that you’ve heard or read.
When you begin feeling a part of all that is, loving yourself becomes as easy as loving the smell of rain.
If you would like to learn more about Shamanism and how it can empower you in creating the life experience you desire, set up a free call with me. I would be delighted to share with you how you can develop a relationship with your Self and Compassionate Spirits, offering you guidance and support in your life journey.
And remember, you are safe. You are Supported. You are so Loved.
I love you.